Often during pregnancy, the expectant mother experiences certain ailments. And since many drugs are contraindicated for pregnant women, herbal medicine becomes an alternative option.
The body of a pregnant woman needs vitamins, macro- and microelements that contribute to the formation of the fetal bone marrow, mineralization of teeth, skin, as well as ensuring the full functioning of muscle and nervous tissue. In addition, when using medicinal herbs, toxins are removed from the body, metabolism and cholesterol levels in the blood are normalized, sleep improves, the activity of the nervous system is put in order and efficiency is increased.
However, herbal medicine does not always give positive results, since many herbs, as well as medicines, are dangerous for a woman and her baby. Only a doctor can prescribe herbal preparations for pregnant women.
A lot of vitamin C is found in viburnum fruits. During pregnancy, they are used as a sedative, diuretic and hypotensive agent. Viburnum berries can be eaten with honey or prepared from them a decoction: 2 table. spoons of berries, crushed into gruel, pour 1 cup of boiling water and heat for 20 minutes over low heat in a water bath. Then cool the broth, strain. Take a decoction should be 1/3 cup before meals 3 times a day.
Vitamin P (rutin), which the body of a pregnant woman needs, is found in buckwheat. An infusion of buckwheat kernels has useful properties, for which 1 table. a spoonful of pure buckwheat kernels should be poured with 1 cup of boiling water. Infuse for 10 minutes, strain and take 1/3 cup 30 minutes before meals. And eat swollen buckwheat kernels 30 minutes after taking the infusion. The main function of vitamin P is to reduce capillary permeability, reduce swelling and inflammation, and strengthen the walls of blood vessels. In addition, buckwheat contains protein and iron, which are especially valuable during the period of bearing a baby.
Fees from toxicosis
If you feel unwell, nausea, vomiting and salivation during pregnancy, lemon balm, marigold flowers, peppermint, blueberry and currant leaves will help.
With early toxicosis, to prepare an effective infusion, you will need a mixture of medicinal plants from lemon balm herb and calendula flowers. For this, 1 tsp. mix a spoonful of chopped and dried lemon balm with 2 tsp. spoons of calendula flowers, pour the mixture with 1.5 cups of boiling water, leave for 45 minutes, strain and take 1/4 cup 3 times a day before meals for a month.
To improve your general condition during pregnancy, it is important to take foods rich in vitamin E. These include sea buckthorn oil and pine nut oil. These oils are recommended to be taken 2 times a day for 1 teaspoon. spoon half an hour before meals, the course of admission is 1 month.
During the bearing of a child, it is recommended to take linseed oil — a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are actively involved in the body’s metabolism and the formation of the fetal brain.
The body of the fetus especially needs vitamins C, P and E, which are contained in rosehip broth. Take 2 table. spoons of crushed fruits, pour 3 cups of boiling water and boil in an enamel bowl for 5 minutes on low heat, then let it brew for 10 hours, strain and consume as directed 1/2 cup 3 times a day before meals daily. Take a decoction for 2 months in a row, then take a break for 10 days.
Medicinal herbs must be used very carefully. Some of them increase the tone of the uterus: shepherd’s purse, primrose, oregano, lavender, juniper and yarrow. Other plants can stimulate the release of estrogens and disrupt the hormonal background of a pregnant woman: chamomile, St. John’s wort, goose cinquefoil. When taking these plants, you should be very careful, as an overdose or improper conditions of use can lead to miscarriage or premature birth. And such plants as common yarrow, stinging nettle, pepper knotweed and knotweed are strong hemostatic agents. They must be used with caution, as they can also cause cramping pain.
Source: Home Doctor magazine
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